PA’s Chris Lundy and David Roche among the 10 PA’ers already registered for the 2015 USA Mountain Running Championships at Bend, OR on July 25!
The fastest sub-ultra trail race is coming back to the West Coast and the slopes of Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor with the USA Mountain Running Championships – an official USA Track & Field event. Taking place Saturday, July 25 at Sunrise Lodge, the event features 3 races: a 12k championship for men; 8k championship for women; and a 4k open race for youth runners or anyone new to mountain running. All the races take place on a challenging 4k loop that climbs and descends 820’. Top finishers go on to represent Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championships in September, while overall and age group national champions are named – all competing for $16,000 in cash and a year of bragging rights. Also taking place within this event is the 2nd annual Collegiate Running Association (CRA) Mountain Championships. The CRA was founded with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by providing and expanding opportunities in the sport of running. Any student/athlete taking college courses is eligible to compete in the CRA championship.